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TITLE 33
EDUCATION
CHAPTER 43
SCHOLARSHIPS
33-4307.  Eligibility -- Maximum amounts -- Conditions.[effective until july 1, 2014] A grant may be awarded to an eligible student for matriculation at an eligible postsecondary educational institution in the state of Idaho if:
(1)  The individual is accepted for enrollment as a full-time undergraduate or professional-technical student, as follows:
(a)  In the case of an individual beginning his first year or freshman year of postsecondary education, he has satisfied the requirements for admission and has enrolled in an eligible postsecondary institution.
(b)  In the case of an individual enrolled in an eligible postsecondary institution following the successful completion of the first term, he continues to meet the requirements of this act and has maintained such high standards of performance as may be required. Provided that high academic standards are maintained in accordance with requirements of this chapter, a student continues to be eligible when transferring from one (1) major program to another.
(c)  In the case of an individual transferring from one (1) eligible postsecondary institution in Idaho to another eligible postsecondary institution in Idaho, he continues to meet the requirements of this act, is accepted and enrolled at the eligible postsecondary institution to which he is transferring, and has maintained such high standards of performance as may be required.
(2)  The grant for category A students is as follows:
(a)  The grant payment to an individual per educational year for attendance on a full-time basis is not in excess of an amount determined annually by the state board of education or in excess of the total educational costs as certified by an official of the eligible postsecondary institution to be attended by the individual receiving the grant, whichever is less.
(b)  The total grant payments over a period of six (6) years to an individual may not exceed four (4) annual grants or the total educational costs for four (4) educational years completed as certified by an official of the eligible postsecondary institution or institutions attended by the individual receiving the grant, whichever is less.
(c)  The individual receiving such a grant signs an affidavit stating that the grant will be used for educational costs only.
(d)  The grant is awarded on the basis of extraordinary performance in standardized, unweighted competitive examination and high school record.
(e)  The individual receiving the grant is not precluded from receiving other financial aid, awards, or scholarships, provided the total of the grant and such other financial aid, awards or scholarships does not exceed the total educational costs for attendance at an eligible postsecondary institution as certified by an official of the eligible postsecondary institution to be attended by the individual receiving the grant.
(f)  Grant payments shall correspond to academic terms, semesters, quarters or equivalent time periods at an eligible postsecondary institution; in no instance may the entire amount of a grant for an educational year, as defined in section 33-4306(8), Idaho Code, be paid to or on behalf of such student in advance.
(g)  The individual has complied with such rules as may be necessary for the administration of this act.
(3)  The grant for category B students is as follows:
(a)  The grant payment to an individual per educational year for attendance on a full-time basis is not in excess of an amount determined annually by the state board of education and the board of regents of the university of Idaho and not to exceed one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200) per year including the required match.
(b)  The total grant payments over a period of four (4) years to an individual may not exceed two (2) annual grants.
(c)  The individual receiving such a grant signs an affidavit stating that the grant will be used for educational costs only.
(d)  The grant is awarded on the basis of a high school record of a 3.0 grade point average or an ACT composite score of 20 or better and other criteria as may be established by the state board of education and the board of regents of the university of Idaho.
(e)  The individual receiving the grant is not precluded from receiving other financial aid, awards or scholarships except that category A student award recipients are not eligible for category B awards.
(f)  Grant payments shall correspond to academic terms, semesters, quarters or equivalent time periods at an eligible postsecondary institution; in no instance may the entire amount of a grant for an educational year, as defined in section 33-4306(8), Idaho Code, be paid to or on behalf of such student in advance. The first grant payments pursuant to this section for category B students shall be made in the fall of 2001 or in the first fall academic term following an appropriation and when moneys are available to implement the category B scholarship program, whichever date is later.
(g)  The individual has complied with such rules as may be necessary for the administration of this chapter.
(h)  All eligible postsecondary institutions will report annually to the state board of education and the board of regents of the university of Idaho the number of students for each term receiving a grant award and the number of awards that were matched by the institution.

History:
[33-4307, added 1974, ch. 87, sec. 5, p. 1178; am. 1979, ch. 72, sec. 2, p. 180; am. 1990, ch. 403, sec. 1, p. 1128; am. 1993, ch. 346, sec. 2, p. 1289; am. 2000, ch. 206, sec. 4, p. 518; am. 2004, ch. 355, sec. 1, p. 1061; am. 2007, ch. 343, sec. 3, p. 1016.]

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